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Postal workers to go on strike

Sri Lanka Postal Services Union has decided to launch a strike action over their grievances from 4 pm today (16). Recruitment, promotions, and salaries are lost under the Recruitment Procedure implemented in accordance with 6/2006 Salary Circular and the postal administration and the government has been pressuring 26,000 postal employees for 13 years, according to the President of Postal Services...

It should be there but shouldn’t be implemented – Mahinda

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said the death penalty should be there as a punishment but it shouldn't be implemented. He said this in response to questions by journalists at Mawiththara Sri Thisarana Dharmaayathanaya in Piliyandala. “The punishment should be there, it shouldn't change. Our opinion is that it shouldn't be implemented,” he said. When asked about the remarks made by the...

Four arrested for keeping 290 electric detonators in Piliyandala

Father and his two sons were arrested for keeping 290 electric detonators in a house in Hedigama in Piliyandala last evening, the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. He said the electric detonators were found during a search operation carried out by the Sri Lanka Army and the Police following a tip-off. During the raid, one person who brought the...

’Aaryawa-Baryawa’ stories no threat Sajith’s popularity: Harin

Minister Harin Fernando said yesterday that despite social media attempts to destroy Sajith Premadasa’s name and fame fabricating a ‘ Lady and Wife’ story, it would not pose a problem to him because the villagers are with him. The Minister told journalists in Badulla when asked about the Presidential candidate of the UNP. He added, “ This is a time when...

Showers & winds likely to enhance over south-western areas

Showery and windy conditions are likely to enhance particularly over South-western parts of the island from 16th to 19th July 2019. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kmph are likely along the North-western, Western and Southern coastal areas. Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western, Southern and North-Western provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several...

England World Cup hero Buttler says: ‘Nothing can faze me now’

Jos Buttler said nothing would faze him again after his key role in England's unforgettable World Cup triumph at Lord's. Buttler was in the thick of things on Sunday as England's 44-year wait for the sport's biggest trophy ended in the most dramatic way imaginable against New Zealand. He made a crucial 59 as the game was tied in a frantic...

Two lives claimed in an accident at Mellankulam

Two lives were claimed in an accident that took place in Mellankulam area along the Puttalam – Kurunegala road. Police noted that the accident occurred when a motorbike en route to Kurunegala collided onto a parked tipper truck on the road. The rider of the motorbike and the passenger who were severely injured succumbed to their injuries upon admission to the...

2019’s last lunar eclipse tomorrow

The last lunar eclipse of the year 2019 can be witnessed tomorrow (16) on the Esala Full Moon Poya Day. Professor Chandana Jayaratne, Director of the Astronomy and Space Science Unit of the Colombo University stated that the eclipse would begin 13 minutes after midnight tomorrow and that it would be a partial lunar eclipse. It will reach maximum eclipse at...

Hamilton says win down to planning, not luck

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton has defended his victory in the British Grand Prix, saying the triumph was down to strategy rather than a favourable Safety Car intervention. The defending five-time world champion made the most of the Safety Car's arrival on lap 20 by opting for new 'hard' compound tyres that carried him to the end of the race. In the...

DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after a preacher fell ill with Ebola in the eastern city of Goma, the first recorded case of the disease in the region's urban hub in a nearly year-old epidemic. Goma, which has a population of around one million, is the capital of North Kivu province, the epicentre of an...
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